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Local Chapter Update: ICD-10 education just a chapter meeting away

CDI Strategies, September 17, 2015

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ACDIS local chapters held events last week held in St. Louis, Connecticut, Texas, and full-day events on Friday in South Carolina and on Saturday in Michigan. Discussions centered on ICD-10-CM/PCS preparations, clinical indicators, expanding CDI efforts, and data tracking among a host of other items. So much planning and collaboration go into making these events successful. If you attended an amazing event in your state lately please let us know and please send your chapter leaders a follow-up thank you email to let them know how much you appreciate their efforts.

The following groups are holding meetings through October. For additional information regarding chapter events, visit To register for a local chapter in your state, fill out this online electronic membership roster.

The California ACDIS Chapter hosts a meet-n-greet after hour’s event Friday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m., at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Burbank. For information, contact Cris Gumayagay at 310-691-3558 or 818-653-9591. For those in the northern part of the state, the chapter hosts an additional after hour’s event at Nola’s in Palo Alto, Friday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. For information, contact Rani V. Stoddard at

The Massachusetts ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 1p.m., at Newton Wellesley Hospital. Eleanor Paglia, MD, presents on pneumonia and Joel Auslander, MD, will discuss acute kidney injury, cardiorenal syndrome, and cor pulmonale. Lunch will be provided, and admission is now full, at 50 people. If you registered for the event but cannot attend for any reason, contact Cathy Farraher at 617-243-6397 or, so she can open space for those on the waiting list.

The Northern Illinois ACDIS Chapter seeks a host for its October event. If your facility can welcome fellow CDI specialists for a networking event please contact Colleen Stukenberg at

New York
The next quarterly Suffolk County Long Island ACDIS chapter meeting will be held on Thursday, October 8, 1-3 p.m., at CHS Melville Headquarters. For information, email or call Patti McKenna at 631-447-3001.

The New Orleans ACDIS Chapter meets October 14, at Ochsner Health System. For information, contact Melissa Mayer at  

The Maryland ACDIS Chapter meets Friday, October 16, 12:30 p.m., featuring an “ICD-10 Survival Pot Luck” luncheon and raffle. RSVP to

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